Huawei Files Patent For Smartphone With An In-Display Earpiece
Huawei is a China-based tech giant that also manufactures smartphones. The company is working hard and continuously developing new technologies. They are the world’s first company to make a 7nm Android chipset, the Kirin 980. And recently the company has filed a patent for a smartphone with an earpiece cutout in the display.
The recently filed patent by Huawei illustrates a smartphone with an earpiece cavity in the display. It is an effort to maximise the screen real estate without having to opt for a slider like the one present on Mi Mix 3 and Honor Magic 2. The smartphone in the patent has extremely thin bezels which indicate the device will use swipe gestures to navigate to different menus. The image shows that the power button and volume rockers are present on the right side of the smartphone.
The patent also discloses that the smartphone will have a rear-mounted fingerprint and not an in-display one like the OnePlus 6T. Additionally, the device in the patent has a USB Type-C port at the bottom and a 3.5 mm audio jack at the top. The back of the smartphone has a capsule shape ridge which most probably will house dual cameras and an LED flash.
To conclude, any smartphone with such a display is currently not available for sale. But, the possibilities of this turning out to be real are pretty high. As companies like Samsung and LG are also testing displays with similar cutouts. Previously Samsung teased concept photos of an upcoming smartphone, the Galaxy A8s. The concept shows a smartphone with a circular cut out in the display for a camera. The company shared three photos with different camera placements in each of them. One has a central cutout, the second has a right side display cutout and the third option with a display cutout on the right side.